If you live in Orange County, CA, you already know how expensive some things can be these days, and that often includes appliance repair services. But, it does not have to be that way. Smith Brothers Appliance Repair wants you to know that there are some ways that consumers can save money when their appliances need help. Let’s look at a few of these.
Do It Yourself Fixes
There are many appliance problems that pop up that can be fixed by the owner. Try to find the problem that you are having in the owner’s manual and see if it offers instruction on how to correct the problem. Many times, what seems like a big issue can be fixed with a few hand tools and a bit of elbow grease. Keep in mind, however, that some repairs, especially those involving the electric system or gas system, are best left to the professionals unless you are well qualified to do these types of special repairs.
Before you begin any home appliance repair yourself make sure you will be able to get whatever parts will be needed to complete the job. Do not be surprised if you have to order parts from the manufacturer. Another option for parts is call Smith Brothers and see if we have the parts you need. We carry a huge inventory, so we may be able to help you out.
If your appliance needs repairs that only a professional can do, shop around before selecting an appliance repair company. You will want to check out the price for the repair, of course, but also take a few minutes to ask about the company’s skill level and training on the brand of appliance that you have. In other words, if you have a Maytag washer that needs service, ask if the company has trained and experienced repair techs that are familiar with this brand. This holds true for all of your appliances; stoves, freezers, dishwashers, etc. Make sure the company knows how to work on YOUR brand of appliance.
A very good way to save money on appliance repairs is to always ask for an estimate that includes ALL charges. The last thing you need when presented with a bill is to find a bunch of hidden charges that you were not expecting. Professional companies such as ours are always happy to give the most accurate estimates possible. We do not like surprised any more than you do.
Buying Your Own Parts
This one can cost people more than they bargained for. For instance, say you need a repair done and you decide to go online and buy the parts needed from an online vendor. The part arrives and you call an appliance repair company to put the part on for you. Don’t be surprised if the repair company refuses to honor any warranty that may have come with that part. Many online vendors of repair parts sell inferior items at reduced prices, which is fine if all you want is the lowest price. But it is not fine if you want your repair to be long-lasting!